Posted tagged ‘update’

Blazblue gets an update with Continuum Shift (updated)

September 26, 2009

bbluecsThere is another HD fighter out there that is turning heads in arcades and it’s not SFIV but the Guilty Gear-like BlazBlue. Personally I have not played BlazBlue yet although I have had a number of customers call me inquiring about the game and it seems to be generating a decent bit of excitement among those who have played it. As such it should come as good news to fans and operators who bought the arcade that the arcade version is getting an update called BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. The update will add new modes, characters and levels to spice up the game. As a side note, BlazBlue did get an international release outside of Japan in both the US and Europe so I imagine that this update will also be available in those territories not long after it’s release.

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For more details, check out the official BlazBlue site here or read the Famitsu article about it here.

UPDATE: Small Rooms Aries is reporting that there was up to a five hour wait time to play the new BlazBlue update at a recent location test.

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GlobalVR’s NASCAR arcade gets an update

September 7, 2008

GlobalVR has announced a new update for their NASCAR racing game, which adds two new tracks to the game, updates team rosters and also introduces the new Car of Tomorrow to the game. They say that it is easy to install and low cost (although an amount isn’t given in the press release) and I am sure that operators will be happy to get this update to build on the five or so tracks that the game had prior. The update will also be at AMOA so I’ll be reporting on it next week in addition to some other new things we’ll see at the show.

Hit the post break below for the press release or discuss on the forums.

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GlobalVR's NASCAR arcade gets an update

September 7, 2008

GlobalVR has announced a new update for their NASCAR racing game, which adds two new tracks to the game, updates team rosters and also introduces the new Car of Tomorrow to the game. They say that it is easy to install and low cost (although an amount isn’t given in the press release) and I am sure that operators will be happy to get this update to build on the five or so tracks that the game had prior. The update will also be at AMOA so I’ll be reporting on it next week in addition to some other new things we’ll see at the show.

Hit the post break below for the press release or discuss on the forums.

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PGA Tour Golf All-Access Pass unlocks more courses for offline machines

July 23, 2008

GlobalVR has announced an update for their EA Sports PGA Tour Golf arcade title called the All Access Pass. The Pass is for offline versions of the game which previously only had 11 courses to play on, whereas online enabled versions had 25 courses. The update lets the offline versions have the same courses as the online ones. More details are contained in the press release after the break.

I have seen a PGA Tour Golf machine at my local distributor although I have not had a chance to play it yet. It should be a good update for any location that doesn’t have the online enabled version so they can give their players something more.

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Sega Race TV already getting an update

March 7, 2008

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Rumor has it that Sega’s brand new racer, RaceTV has failed to impress operators in the way that Sega had hoped. And in an apparent confirmation of that rumor, Sega is preparing to roll out an update for the game to increase interest in the game and improve it’s features. We expect to see the update by the end of the month – then we’ll have to wait and see how that will affect sales.

Personally, I think that Sega may have to consider lowering the price on the game already – seeing how operators can get NASCAR for about $6000 and Tokyo Drift for a few hundred dollars less than RaceTV, it might be that they are going for the more affordable games. Of course more aggressive marketing would help too – perhaps developers will begin to see how market hype helps with arcades just as much as it does console releases if they would pay attention to what Capcom is doing with SFIV.

[Via The Stinger Report via Sega Amusements Japan] [Discuss on the Forum]